Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Updated 17 November 2022   

On November 17th, the junta announced they would release a total of 5774 prisoners in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedure, Section 401, Sub-Section (1). Throughout the day, AAPP has been able to confirm the release of 53 identified political prisoners. The exact identities and total figures of the prisoners released remain to be verified, but AAPP will continue to monitor and document these releases as more information becomes available.

According to AAPP documentation, at least (786) houses and buildings have been sealed off by the junta between February 2021 and October 2022.  

Since the February 1, 2021, military coup and the emergence of the Spring Revolution, a total of (2516) people, pro-democracy activists and other civilians have been killed through military crackdowns following pro-democracy movements.          

Since the coup, a total of (12976) people are currently under detention, (1620) of whom are serving sentences. There are a total of (86) post-coup death row prisoners as of November 17, 2022. (121) people have been sentenced in absentia, of whom (42) have been sentenced to death. This makes a total of (128) people who have been sentenced to death. (22) people have been released on bail and (3250) people have already been released. These are the numbers verified by AAPP. The actual numbers are likely much higher. We will continue to update accordingly.

On November 16th, three locals died instantly, and another four were injured, as a shell of heavy weaponry exploded in Chaung Tu Village. The shell had been fired from 539 Battalion based in Kan Sout Village, Kyauktaw Township, Rakhine State. The three locals killed are Khin Maung, Aung Kyi Maung and Phyu Thar Tun. The shell exploded as the group were sitting in a house in the center of the village.

On November 16th, 11 locals died and at least 24 were injured, as shells fired from No.24 Kyein Chaung Inspection Gate and No.7 Border Guard Police Division in Maungdaw Township, Rakhine State, exploded onto Gyake Chaung Village, Maungdaw Township. The shells hit three houses, as local villagers had run into their homes and gathered after hearing the sound of small weaponry.

AAPP will continue to inform on verified daily arrests, charges, sentences and fatalities in relation to the attempted coup, and update the lists with details of these alleged offenses. If you receive any information about detentions of, or charges against, CSO leaders, activists, journalists, CDM workers, other civilians and fallen heroes in relation to the military and police crackdown on dissent, please submit to the following addresses: fatality-data@aappb.org  detention-data@aappb.org 

Interactive sub-domain for AAPP data: https://coup.aappb.org/ 

Click on the below links to view AAPP data:

Killed – bit.ly/3taCmp3

Total Arrested – bit.ly/3t7IE90

Still Detained – bit.ly/3m3Z8Lm

Released – bit.ly/3MbC3kd

Death Penalty in Detention – https://bit.ly/3BmDPO0 

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